Board Members (ID 1157)
Alpha Amadou BarryChairman Of The Board Of Governors
Alpha Amadou Barry
Alpha Amadou Barry served as the Country Managing Partner of the Gambia practice of Deloitte and Touche from 2003 until 2009 and then the head of Deloitte’s Financial Advisory practice in West & Central Africa, which provides Corporate Finance, Transaction and Valuation Services and other services across Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, and Cameroon. He was based in the Lagos office of Deloitte which serves as the headquarters of the Cluster where he was involved in building up the Corporate Finance Business Unit until December 2013. Currently, he is the Executive Chairman of Alpha Kapital Advisory, a boutique Financial Advisory firm based in The Gambia.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom and also holds a Master's degree in Maritime Studies from the University of Wales, College of Cardiff. He completed the London Business School Corporate Finance Modular Programme in London, England in 2010. He has acquired extensive financial advisory and practice management expertise and in the process developed an incredible network of contacts across West Africa.
Alpha is the Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank Gambia Limited. He was also the Chairman of Gambia Ports Authority, a State Owned Enterprise from 2017 to 2019. He sits on the Boards of GIETAF a Special Economic Zone Company in the Gambia and Taf Nigeria Homes Limited a leading Real Estate Development Company in Nigeria.
Janet R. Sallah-NjieVice Chairperson
Janet R. Sallah-Njie
Mrs. Janet R. Sallah-Njie is the Managing Partner at Torodo Chambers, a leading law firm in The Gambia, and also a lecturer at Gambia Law School. She is a distinguished Legal Practitioner and Women's Rights Advocate with over 30 years of working experience in litigation, and the review and drafting of laws relating to women, gender, and development.
Mrs. Sallah-Njie has served in various positions within the public service of The Gambia from 1980 to 2002, including serving as Solicitor General and Legal Secretary. Mrs. Sallah-Njie is a passionate human rights activist, especially in the area of the promotion of women's rights. She is the Founder and first President, and current adviser of the Female Lawyers Association- The Gambia (FLAG).
She currently is a Commissioner at the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and also doubles as a Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa (SRRWA).
Aji Penda SankarehChairperson Finance Committee
Aji Penda Sankareh
Omar. F. MBaiLegal Member
Omar. F. MBai
Mr. Omar F. M’Bai is a trained and qualified Barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of The Gambia and works as the Chief Legal Counsel and Company Secretary of Standard Chartered Bank Gambia Limited.
Mr. M’Bai has served on the Board of Governors of Marina International School as a Legal member since 2021. He is blessed with 3 children 2 girls and a boy, one at the High School, one at the Junior, and the newest member of the Marina family at the Nursery.
Mr. M’Bai is an avid reader who enjoys reading autobiographies and other good books, going for long walks to keep fit and healthy, and other exciting outdoor activities, and most importantly spending time with his children.
Betty SallahChairPerson Education Committe
I hold a Masters of Education degree, and double diplomas from the Association Montessori Internationale in Primary and Elementary levels. My work and passion center on growth in knowledge and relationship with my students – it is an endeavor to make a connection geared toward establishing a stimulating, symbiotic learning environment, grounded in individual relationships and mutual trust- in attendance to the awakening of the individual in the context and collective of the prepared environment of the classroom.
I have been involved in the field of education for over 2 decades, in multiple capacities; and varied experiences ranging from curriculum development, implementation, and instruction from the preschool years to the completion of high school, as well as counseling teachers, and consulting.
Fatoumatta Njie BarryEducation Member
Fatoumatta Njie Barry
Justice Zainab Jawara AlamiParent Member
Justice Zainab Jawara Alami
Omar A. SarrParent Member
Omar A. Sarr
Mr. Omar A. Sarr served as General Manager of Home Finance Company of The Gambia Limited until his
retirement in 2022.
He has more than 20 years of progressive experience in mortgage lending, financial services, and
Prior to becoming General Manager of HFC, Mr. Sarr served as Operations Manager for 4 years. Prior to
joining HFC, he worked for Household Finance Cooperation in New York, USA as Senior Loans Officer.
Mr. Sarr holds BBA in Business Management from Monroe College, New York USA, and a Diploma in
Effective Housing Finance Management from the Ghana Housing Finance Association Institute.
Dr. Karen ForrestEx-Pat Parent Member
Dr. Karen Forrest
Rodney DroverDirector Of Schools
Dear Families of Marina International School,
I am honored and humbled to introduce myself as the new Director of Schools for Marina International School and join this reputable, caring, academic school community. I can assure you that I share in this school community’s dedication to caring for our students daily while providing them with a meaningful learning environment to achieve their potential.
Educational background: Bachelor of Education, Bachelor's of Music Education, Masters of Educational Leadership from Memorial University, Canada.Published Thesis. The Role of collaborative leadership in building professional learning communities: an intern's PerspectiveDiploma in Educational Technology from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Certified Google Educator
Certified in ASD and Behavioral Interventions from the Department of Education Early Child Development in New Brunswick, Canada.
I am excited to begin this journey as the Director of Marina International School and grateful for the opportunity to get to know your family and children.
Chilel Kaba JawaraSecretary
Chilel Kaba Jawara